In The News: Special Collections and Archives

Nevada Magazine
November 29, 2022

The Las Vegas showgirl was beautiful, majestic, and larger than life. In full feathers and heels, a showgirl could measure 10 feet tall. She exuded poise and panache, and her revealing costume was bedecked in glimmering Parisian crystals and expensive fur. She was a city icon who helped Las Vegas become the Entertainment Capital of the World.The showgirl is a distant memory for most, but there is hope that she will one day return to the stage.

The Street
October 13, 2022

While one Strip resort is doubling down on families, more are going 21+ and the city has a message for parents.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 16, 2022

An exhibit celebrating more than 100 years of the electric sign company YESCO in Las Vegas will be on the move.

Vintage Las Vegas
December 30, 2021

In late ‘79, Ceasars Palace coordinated a Frank Sinatra residency to celebrate the singer’s 40 years in show business with the newly remodeled resort.

Vintage Las Vegas
December 28, 2021

The original rooftop sign seen here was changed by the time of the second grand opening 3/3/47.

Vintage Las Vegas
December 28, 2021

On the grounds of Hotel Last Frontier, the Strip’s first theme resort, Bill Moore opened an actual theme park, a re-creation of old west town populated with artifacts from the collection of “Doby Doc” Caudill, souvenir shops, contemporary retail, casino, restaurant, and banquet hall.

Nevada Independent
December 7, 2021

Carole Vilardo, the longtime head of the Nevada Taxpayers Association known for her incisive critiques of tax proposals and eye-catching hat collection, died in Las Vegas on Sunday. She was 80.

Vintage Las Vegas
December 2, 2021

Hughes’ Las Vegas businesses became Summa Corp. when he sold Hughes Tool Company in ‘72.

Vintage Las Vegas
November 16, 2021

Arizona Club, 221 N. 1st Street, one of Las Vegas’ first permanent buildings, was still standing years after the old red light district of Block 16 was closed.

Vintage Las Vegas
November 8, 2021

Western Airlines had an office in El Cortez in ‘46/47, but the sign doesn’t appear in any other photos we’ve seen.

Las Vegas Sun
November 5, 2021

The hate speech directed at Nevada first lady Kathy Sisolak happened a few months ago and she’s still hurt.

Las Vegas Sun
November 4, 2021

It’s not often Las Vegas — sometimes referred to as Sin City — is talked about in the same breath as a Catholic saint.